- Lipstick (including lip balm, lip gloss, matte etc)
- Eyeliner (liquid or pencil etc)
- Eye shadow
- Face powder
- Nail varnish
- BB creme
- Body Glitter
- I do not use makeup
- Other (please specify below in comments)
- False Eyelashes
- False Nails
- March 22, 2019 at 1:41 pm #162585
fiona mossAmbassadorRegistered On: October 7, 2018Topics: 283Replies: 1017Has thanked: 2216 timesBeen thanked: 1618 times
Hi Girls, a nice easy peasy poll today. What items of makeup do you use the most? i realise many of us use more than one item at once all the time, so you can answer more than one, the clue is in ‘items’ lol. Let me guess, hmmmm, i would say lipstick!, lets see! 🙂 . Lets have fun!
- April 18, 2019 at 9:53 am #169486Laura LovettParticipantRegistered On: November 18, 2018Topics: 12Replies: 411Has thanked: 434 timesBeen thanked: 550 times
When I dress, pretty much everything except false lashes. Mascara swells mine up just fine!
I also use a contouring set for better definition. It’s taking me a long time to get good results, but I enjoy the process as much as the end result.
A really good set of brushes are vital for a natural look.
Also, a good primer gives a smooth base for a better foundation.
- April 7, 2019 at 7:23 am #166560Abby WintersParticipantRegistered On: February 7, 2019Topics: 0Replies: 14Has thanked: 9 timesBeen thanked: 23 times
I wear clear mascara every day it’s not much but I enjoy. Don’t think anyone notices.
- April 8, 2019 at 6:58 pm #166888Bubblie Commen LocoParticipantRegistered On: February 12, 2018Topics: 0Replies: 8Has thanked: 11 timesBeen thanked: 12 times
I started out putting on lipstick back then and I also painted my toes, I just love my toenails all glossed up!! Recently I’ve been working on the kit, foundation concealer oh I just love it when my eyes start to sparkel!!!
- April 1, 2019 at 4:51 am #164945anne-marieParticipantRegistered On: August 26, 2018Topics: 3Replies: 174Has thanked: 252 timesBeen thanked: 184 times
It has to be mascara and lippy/gloss.
Tend not to cake myself up in lots of makeup as I do not like the look.
Would be interesting to know what GG’s would say to this question. I have heard a few cis women (hate that term) say that they could do without all makeup except mascara and they don’t feel properly dressed without mascara.
Don’t think I would go that far but I do enjoy a little bit of the stuff – lol.
Take care girls.
- April 1, 2019 at 4:32 am #164943AnonymousRegistered On:Topics: 20Replies: 523Has thanked: 582 timesBeen thanked: 673 times
When I ‘present’, I am ‘over-the-top’ glamour—and in creating a more fem face must indulge a lot of make up……….everything…………..and I can blame you tube fr it’s hundreds of videos on how to do that. While I don’t try to get to full-drag, I DO try to come to ‘just short’—-and contour, highlighting, camouflaging and covering are musts…………I can get a fairly smooth complexion, and can create smoldering eyes, with new cut crease and perfect painted arch’s…………..I just can’t go outside looking like this……………but it’s perfect for the evening, in low light, and works wonders in the bedroom as well.
- March 31, 2019 at 6:30 am #164732Elise MichelleParticipantRegistered On: January 3, 2018Topics: 15Replies: 208Has thanked: 155 timesBeen thanked: 375 times
If I have the time, then it’s pretty much “all of the above”. But most of the time, it’s just what most women wear on a daily basis: a bit of foundation, some setting powder, a bit of blush, eyeliner, mascara & lipstick.
- March 26, 2019 at 1:02 pm #163520Imogen MannParticipantRegistered On: March 2, 2019Topics: 2Replies: 136Has thanked: 53 timesBeen thanked: 177 times
Concealer, I have a very prominent 9 inch scar on my throat, chin to ear in a big U shape, and I’m pretty good at hiding it.
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- March 25, 2019 at 8:34 am #163188ReneParticipantRegistered On: March 7, 2019Topics: 2Replies: 21Has thanked: 42 timesBeen thanked: 41 times
When I first started dressing openly at home I was pretty meticulous about having full makeup, nail polish on fingers and toes, eye shadow, eye liner, foundation, blush…the works. I felt that if my wife was going to see me and accept me i needed to look as passable as possible. These days Ive found that a close shave, a little lipstick and mascara look fresh and natural enough to feel comfortably transformed.
- March 23, 2019 at 6:37 pm #162871Dame Veronica GraunwolfParticipantRegistered On: May 8, 2017Topics: 49Replies: 1909Has thanked: 1608 timesBeen thanked: 1531 times
Let us not forget….moisturizer.
- March 24, 2019 at 2:11 am #162924fiona mossAmbassadorRegistered On: October 7, 2018Topics: 283Replies: 1017Has thanked: 2216 timesBeen thanked: 1618 times
HA!!!! my BB creme has moisturiser in it!!! but fair point Veronica, i knew i’d miss something important out! hey! it would not be one of my polls if i didnt!! 🙂
- March 23, 2019 at 11:37 am #162762KristaParticipantRegistered On: January 24, 2017Topics: 3Replies: 57Has thanked: 15 timesBeen thanked: 80 times
I am one of those lucky ones who doesn’t need makeup to pass as female. I dress androgynously daily (being retired is great) and have very long natural hair, thin eyebrows, very little body hair, no Adam’s apple, and am not too tall so I’m mistaken for female quite frequently, much to my wife’s dismay. When I go out in public en femme, I put on some light makeup, eyes & lips with a bit of powder – no need for a heavy foundation or tons of powder. I have tried most of the makeup items on your list, most often clear nail polish, which I wore to work before retiring, that’s an easy one to get away with.
Thanks for the question Fiona,
Have a great rest of the week, Hugs, Krista
- March 23, 2019 at 8:04 am #162708Val’sheril StarsongParticipantRegistered On: March 3, 2019Topics: 3Replies: 217Has thanked: 112 timesBeen thanked: 206 times
Mostly an “all of the above” answer but I went with eyeshadow as it’s the one I’ve needed the most practice with. I love the transformative effect dramatic shadow and wings have on my face, particularly when paired with false lashes. I’ll admit I was hesitant on the latter as they seemed like (and kind of are) a pain, but the method is slowly coming together and batting those babies is so worth it!
But yes, my usual MO is to do the whole nine yards. If I’m gonna do something I might as well do it right.
- March 23, 2019 at 12:03 am #162647Jasmine FletcherParticipantRegistered On: September 7, 2018Topics: 7Replies: 245Has thanked: 121 timesBeen thanked: 311 times
When making an effort I use most of what you have included. As for the “other” section: I do use primer, also a tiny touch of contouring and a setting spray at the end. If I just want to go minimal then eyeliner and lippy will do.
I’ve not used body glitter! I’ll leave that to the young at heart. 🙂 Also never used BB Cream, but CC Cream might be more useful for me. I have used false nails in the past but I am trying to look after my natural nails now and trying to get them to a reasonable length. After years of nail biting I’ve finally kicked that nasty habit and it is so nice to see a full set of nails.
- March 22, 2019 at 11:51 pm #162643stephanie plumbParticipantRegistered On: November 17, 2018Topics: 61Replies: 474Has thanked: 493 timesBeen thanked: 888 times
I can’t often wear makeup for long, and need to be able to put it on/remove it quickly. So I go for the things that most obviously make Stephanie magically appear out of that man she hides in. That is:- Lipstick, false eyelashes, and …… one you missed …. eyebrow pencil/makeup.
Shaping and colouring the eyebrows can have a dramatic effect on the way you look and is ultra femme because (generally) men don’t do it. The combination of good curved eyebrows and discreet false lashes transforms the eyes just as much as lippy transforms the lips, especially if, like mine, they are blonde(the eyebrows that is, not the lips!). Stephanie’s are longer, more arched, and mid brown, and even under a fringe they are just visible.
X Stephanie P.
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